So, tourmaline is a beautiful alternative October birthstone. There's a wide variety of tourmaline available, so if you want to change it up but still wear your birthstone, tourmaline is the way to go. So why is tourmaline so special...
TOURMALINE The stone of transmutation. Tourmaline is amazing with a capital AMAZING! I love this stone. It offers a wide variety of colors and properties: Black, Blue, Colorless, Green, Pink, Violet, Watermelon.
Black tourmaline can protect the aura and connect you to the earth. If you have a lot of negativity in your life, carry or wear a piece of black tourmaline for sure! Some say it can even guard against spirit possessions. Tourmaline is good at dispelling fear and panic and may help with panic attacks.
Green tourmaline is really beautiful and ranges in color from a lime to an aqua. It can purge and release negative emotions and help with present-life traumas such as abuse or shock. Green tourmaline can also be called Verdelite. It is the most common of tourmalines.
Pink tourmaline is gorgeous and a little more rare. It heals the emotions and can renew purpose. This stone is great for balancing energy flow or Ch'i within the body and can raise consciousness. Pink tourmaline can transmute negativity into universal love!